nCircle management solutions announced the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office awarded its second “PureCloud” patent. nCircle’s intellectual property portfolio now includes 11 patents, reaffirming nCircle’s position as the leading innovator in the network security field. nCircle patents cover a wide range of security innovations and represent the company’s significant, ongoing investment in security technology research and innovation. The “PureCloud” solution is a cloud-based security services platform that requires no hardware or software to be installed or managed. nCircle PureCloud dramatically reduces the cost and complexity of a wide range of security services — including vulnerability scanning, PCI scanning and web application scanning — making these practices easily accessible to small and medium businesses.
nCircle information risk and security performance management solutions been recertified as an Approved Scan Vendor (ASV) by the PCI Security Standards Council with PCI Data Security Standard (DSS). nCircle delivers security and compliance solutions to two of the largest credit card brands driving the PCI Data Security Standard and has been a PCI ASV since 2007. The PCI Security Standards Council requires quarterly vulnerability scans and completed security self-assessment questionnaires for every merchant and service provider that accepts or stores card holder data. The nCircle Certified PCI Scan Service allows merchants to schedule an automated network scan that verifies PCI DSS compliance and provides all required executive and technical reports. The nCircle PCI Scan Service automates many steps that are manual with other services, such as determining which systems are part of the cardholder data environment, or are “in scope.
nCircle has officially made available its “IP360” and “Configuration Compliance Manager” small business solutions. Providing the broadest discovery and most accurate assessment technology available. The new small business solutions include an “IP360” vulnerability management package and a Configuration Compliance Manager package, both designed for easy deployment and can be installed separately or together. The “IP360” includes coverage for up to 1024 IP addresses, discovery and vulnerability assessment of all IT assets, and integrated web application scanning to identify security risk in web applications.
nCircle security and compliance auditing solutions has updated its Certified PCI Scan Service to be compliant with the latest PCI DSS requirements for vulnerability scanning. The new version of the nCircle Certified PCI Scan Service includes several new features and updates that make it fully compliant with the new requirements. nCircle has worked directly with the PCI Security Standards Council to drive the PCI Data Security Standard for over four years. The nCircle Certified PCI Scan Service is an automated, self-service solution allowing scanning for Internet-facing payment networks with PCI compliance. Based on technology from nCircleâs award-winning vulnerability management product IP360, the Certified PCI Scan Service provides a highly accurate platform to scan merchant networks for PCI compliance.
nCircle security and compliance auditing launched its “Certified PCI Scan Service” to add significant functionality designed to simplify merchant compliance workflow. The nCircle “Certified PCI Scan Service” is a self-service and highly automated solution that enables anyone to scan their Internet-facing payment network for PCI compliance. It offers automated asset discovery, automating the task of determining systems that are in scope for PCI ASV scanning; annual subscription pricing for greater flexibility to users that prefer more frequent testing; advanced exception management, providing significant time savings for customers with large numbers of PCI assets; and a simplified user interface with the fewest possible clicks.
CA-based nCircle has introduced new configuration auditing and file
integrity monitoring options based on the nCircle
“Configuration Compliance Manager”. The packages provide an agentless
configuration auditing solution for retail
stores with point of sale systems such as cash registers and a file
integrity compliance option for organizations that need to be PCI
compliant. Configuration auditing provides continuous system auditing
to discover system configurations and detect changes. nCircle’s unique
solution performs configuration auditing without requiring software
agents to be installed on the monitored system, a key requirement for
most point of sale systems such as cash registers. nCircle’s file
integrity compliance capability is also agentless, and enables the
monitoring of specific files on a system for changes. File integrity
compliance is mandatory under the
PCI Data Security Standard.
Beanstream has signed agreements to implement nCircle “Certified PCI
Scan Service” for security assessment and PCI compliance. Subsequently,
Beanstream will scan its potential online-merchant’s networks for
vulnerabilities and intrusions using the nCircle solution. If the
PCI compliance, Beanstream approves the merchant to join its payment
network. Otherwise, the merchant will be advised to address security risks
before being granted a merchant account. “Certified PCI Scan Service” is
certified under the PCI Data Security Standard v1.1 and is fully automated
to allow merchants compliance. nCircle’s compliance management technology
is used by more than 3500 customers worldwide. Beanstream Internet
Commerce Inc. is a subsidiary of LML Payment Systems Inc.and provides
e-commerce solutions to nearly 5,500 businesses across North America.
nCircle has announced its alliance with RCA for the contribution to
a portfolio of products and services to comply with card industry
security standards. Among the standards is the requirement to conduct
quarterly scans of externally facing payment network to verify
compliance, which nCircle’s Certified PCI Scan Service automated
security protection provides for merchants. PCI requires merchants that
accept credit and debit cards over the Internet to increase card data
protection on their internal and external payment networks. nCircle
PCI Scan Service is an automated network security scanning and reporting
service for compliance with the PCI Data Security Standard v1.1. This
partnership is designed to enable merchants to manage credit card
information, secure data, access data and provide PCI education and
services to ensure compliance.
RSA has expanded its “Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard Solution” portfolio. RSA also announced a new blueprint for promoting compliance by discovering data and infrastructure, assessing risk, enacting remediation and ensuring sustained controls. Additionally, RSA has formed strategic alliances with nCircle Network Security and Qualys. The new RSA “PCI Solution” offers “PCI DSS Pre-Assessment & Gap Analysis”; “Credit Card Data Discovery & Classification” professional services; and “EMC Infoscape,” an enterprise information risk management solution, which helps customers identify credit card data stored in unstructured formats, such as PDF and Excel files. EMC Infoscape discovers files in file shares and classifies them based on both content and file attributes.
San Francisco-based nCircle has teamed with Montebello Partners and Digital Resources Group to offer a compliance solution for the PCI Data Security Standard. The PCI Data Security Standard outlines best practices for securing credit card data that is stored, processed or transmitted and sets technology requirements such as the use of data encryption, end-user access control, and activating monitoring and logging. Montebello Partners provides security assessment, regulatory compliance and security architecture services. Digital Resources Group is a full services provider of information security technology consulting. nCircle is the leading provider of enterprise-class vulnerability and risk management solutions. Global enterprises in financial services.